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Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters
In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with toileting behaviors. (2019-04-18)
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. (2019-04-18)
Critical errors in inhaler technique common in children with asthma
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. (2019-04-17)
Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures
Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a New Zealand-Australian study. (2019-04-17)
Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children
Children and youth of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of diabetes themselves, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-04-15)
New study reveals 'silence' around suicide in young people
Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to 'suicide' explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research. (2019-04-15)
Bigger portions lead to preschoolers eating more over time
Researchers found that when served larger portions of typical meals or snacks, preschoolers consumed more food, both by weight and calories. (2019-04-12)
Autism rate rises 43 percent in New Jersey, Rutgers study finds
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. (2019-04-11)
Children should help choose the charities their schools and families support
Children as young as four should be given more autonomy to help choose the charities their schools and families support, according to new research from the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. (2019-04-04)
Children benefit from living near conservation zones
Children who live near protected areas designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) live in wealthier and healthier households than those who live far away from the conservation zones, say Robin Naidoo and colleagues. (2019-04-03)
Is conception by IVF associated with childhood cancer risk?
This study compared the risk of childhood cancer diagnosed in the first decade of life among children conceived by in vitro fertilization with those children conceived naturally. (2019-04-01)
Research brief: Largest study of childhood cancer after IVF
University of Minnesota researchers conducted the largest study of childhood cancer after conception by IVF to date. (2019-04-01)
Childhood methylphenidate treatment predicts antidepressant use during adolescence
A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the risk of antidepressant use during adolescence. (2019-03-27)
Common medication used in pregnancy may lead to obesity in children
Metformin, a common drug used for type 2 diabetes, has several benefits when the mother has PCOS. (2019-03-27)
Lurie Children's offers kids virtual escape from intensive care unit
For the first time in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), patients get a chance to scuba dive, snowboard, and go on a safari or other adventures, all from their hospital bed. (2019-03-27)
Does story time with an e-book change how parents and toddlers interact?
Traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests. (2019-03-25)
More children could mean higher risk of heart disease
Public health researchers report that, in a national survey of 25,000 participants, 30 percent of parents who said they had five or more children had a heart condition. (2019-03-25)
Girls need more positive experiences of ball skills
Children have high perceptions of motor skills. Some gender differences were identified: girls better in locomotor skills, boys have higher perception and actual skills in ball skills. (2019-03-21)
Can people learn to embrace risk?
Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. (2019-03-18)
Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy not a cause of asthma in kids
A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. (2019-03-17)
Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes, high cholesterol in middle schoolers
A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. (2019-03-15)
Children's noses hold clues to serious lung infections, study shows
Tiny organisms in a child's nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, research shows. (2019-03-15)
IVF birthweights increased over 25 years
A new study led by University of Manchester scientists has revealed that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years. (2019-03-14)
What is the association between singing in choir, voice disorders among children?
This study looked at whether singing in a children's choir was associated with developing voice disorders. (2019-03-14)
Simple directions from parents can guide children's discovery
Whether it's probing a child's understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2019-03-14)
Study examines which schoolchildren are most likely to skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast was common in an observational study of schoolchildren in Greece, and children who skipped breakfast tended to have an unhealthy lifestyle profile. (2019-03-06)
Kids with cochlear implants since infancy more likely to speak, not sign
Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication. (2019-03-05)
The grassroots revolution making it normal for children to 'play out' again
Children's physical activity levels are at an all-time low, with only one in five children getting the minimum recommended one hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical exercise. (2019-03-05)
New study highlights the influence social media has on children's food intake
New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food intake. (2019-03-04)
Promising strategy to fight the most deadly brain tumor in children
A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) -- the most deadly brain tumor in children. (2019-03-04)
Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3
Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. (2019-02-28)
Is prenatal vitamin use by moms associated with risk for autism spectrum disorder recurrence in young siblings?
This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families. (2019-02-27)
Environmental variables may influence B cell development and allergies in children
An analysis of a birth cohort containing 51 newborns followed from infancy through the first three years of life has linked mutations in antibodies to a heightened risk of allergic diseases such as eczema. (2019-02-27)
Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema
Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-02-23)
Prenatal exposure to plastics linked to motor skill deficiencies at age 11
Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals known as phthalates that are widely used in personal care products like moisturizers and lipstick, as well as plastic containers and children's toys. (2019-02-21)
Student likeability might be link between academic success and risk of depression
A new study suggests that children doing well in classrooms are more popular and emotionally secure than their peers who are having trouble academically. (2019-02-20)
Let's dance!
Research shows that dance supports wellbeing, improves group spirit, and boosts learning. (2019-02-19)
Has screen time increased for young children and on what screen?
Children younger than 6 spend most of their screen time watching TV. (2019-02-18)
Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8. (2019-02-15)
Study suggests lazy eye associated with children's sense of self-perception
This observational study looked at whether the condition known as 'lazy eye' (amblyopia) was associated with an altered sense of self-perception in children (ages 3 to 7) and whether any differences in self-perception were associated with deficiencies in vision and fine motor skills like coordination. (2019-02-14)
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